The Betrayal of Faith: The Tragic Journey of a Colonial Native Convert

The Betrayal of Faith: The Tragic Journey of a Colonial Native Convert

by Emma Anderson
     
 

Anderson uses one man's compelling story to explore the collision of Christianity with traditional Native religion in colonial North America. Pastedechouan's story illuminates key struggles to retain and impose religious identity on both sides of the seventeenth-century Atlantic, even as it has a startling relevance to the contemporary encounter between native and… See more details below

Overview

Anderson uses one man's compelling story to explore the collision of Christianity with traditional Native religion in colonial North America. Pastedechouan's story illuminates key struggles to retain and impose religious identity on both sides of the seventeenth-century Atlantic, even as it has a startling relevance to the contemporary encounter between native and nonnative peoples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674026087
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Series:
Harvard Historical Studies Series, #160
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Prologue: Pierre-Anthoine Pastedechouan, Voyager between Worlds

1. "Thy God Has Not Come to Our Country": Innu Childhood

2. "Do Not Take Me Back to Those Beasts Who Do Not Know God": Transformation in France

3. "I Have Not a Mind Strong Enough to Remain Firm": Religious Ambivalence

4. "God Has Let His Thunderbolts Fall": Apostasy and Death in the Canadian Woods

5. Pastedechouan's Legacy

Note on Sources and Method

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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